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Joseph Raj
General Manager- Enterprises , International Non Profit
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Operations & Training specialist with 20 years of experience with state, central Governments, National, international & CSR donor funded projects. Working in the field of Entrepreneurship, women empowerment & Skill, SHG,MF, water & Sanitation, financial literacy and business development programs. Looking for challenging Jobs or consulting opportunities in Chennai. Fluent in Tamil & English
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
Professional Experience:
Presently I am working as General Manager Enterprises in Hand in Hand India, This is my 15th year in this organisation, I joined as a Project Manager-training then I have been promoted as Chief Manager and then Assistant Project Director -Training and Then Assistant Project Director - Special Projects and then Deputy General Manager- Project Operations and now General Manager Enterprises. In these years I gained knowledge in the field of Self Help Group- SHG, Micro finance, SHG training, Staff training, Water & Sanitation, Women literacy, skill development, Livelihood, Women rights. I worked on projects in the states of Tamilnadu, Karnataka, MadhyaPradesh, Rajasthan, Pondicherry and Odisha. I handled the team with 124 staff as maximum in Hand in Hand India. Earlier I worked for Population service international- PSI in Tuticorin and Chennai and I got two promotions in my 5 years.
I completed my B.SC Maths in VOC college of Manonmaniyam Sundaranar University and then I completed my MA Sociology & MBA HR in Annamalai University and Finally I completed my Diploma-Micro finance in Indian institute of Banking & Finance.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Got 6 promotions in the current organisation and two promotions in the previously worked organisation. I have Attended Micro finance related training in Bangladesh, Participated in a livelihood related seminar in Nepal. Attended cultural exchange program in Austria- Europe. Attended various training provided by reputed organisations and I have given many training to women, entrepreneurs, Youth, staff in various themes. I am part of IIT Madras's women entrepreneurs training faculty team and National Small industries corporation's training team.
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Tamil
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